Nature lover leaves wildlife haven to RSPCA – who sell it to be bulldozed and built on

Nature lover leaves wildlife haven to RSPCA – who sell it to be bulldozed and built on Daily Mail (MailOnline) By Ross Slater and Lynne Wallis PUBLISHED: 20:07 GMT, 28 April 2012 | UPDATED: 20:09 GMT, 28 April 2012 The greatest joy in the life of animal enthusiast David Brown was the wild habitat he owned opposite his cottage that was home to foxes, badgers, hedgehogs and squirrels. So when he wrote his will, Mr Brown chose to leave his property to the RSPCA – a charity he … [Read more...]

RSPCA cops a serve over two dead dogs

South Coast Register RSPCA cops a serve over two dead dogs By ADAM WRIGHT Nov. 5, 2012, 8:31 a.m.   A CLAIM by the Nowra RSPCA that two dogs in its care had found homes when in fact they had been put down has upset animal advocates. On the RSPCA Nowra Facebook page a photo was posted of a group of people with six dogs on July 29. At least two of those dogs had been euthanased by the RSPCA, bringing into doubt the organisation’s claims of the number of animals it … [Read more...]

The bloody truth about live export

The bloody truth about live export  By ANNE GREENAWAY Dec. 1, 2012, 4 a.m.   IN MAY 2011, Four Corners’, A Bloody Business, opened the collective eyes of the Australian public to the horrific way in which Australian cattle ended their lives in Indonesian abattoirs. These horrific and brutal acts epitomise the cruelty associated with the live export trade. Australians watched - shocked and distressed as footage of animals’ eyes being gouged, tails being broken and cattle … [Read more...]

RSPCA approved farming labels challenged

RSPCA approved farming labels challenged By  ANNE GREENAWAY Nov. 24, 2012. A recent assessment by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) rejected an application by the Australian Egg Corporation relating to a free-range certification trademark. Public submissions were invited by the ACCC and more than 1700 were received with all but seven opposed to the application. In light of this decision it is difficult to comprehend an earlier decision of the ACCC with … [Read more...]

LETTER: Death-row pets don’t need to die

Newcastle Herald LETTER: Death-row pets don’t need to die By ANIMAL RESCUE GROUPS   Oct. 26, 2012, 5:06 a.m. EVERY year more than 250,000 dogs and cats are killed in our shelters and pounds. The number keeps rising and the cruelty and neglect associated with it is heartbreaking. For many years, small animal rescue charities have worked at the coalface of this tragic situation, saving unwanted dogs and cats from the public and unclaimed animals on death row … [Read more...]